tv The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC March 18, 2016 11:34pm-12:38am PDT
♪ ooh, getting on stage with the bieb. here they are dancing alongside the pop star during his san jose show last night. kids from the dance company that won a contest to dance with the choreographer. >> when i walked on stage, i felt a wave of energy towards me. i saw all the people and i say, okay, gabby, let's rock it on stage. i was just excited and fell exhilarated. >> the dancers were chosen out of thousands of applicants. the pebiebs performed at the oracle. >> have a good weekend. >> bye-bye. t of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- john krasinski,
melissa benoist, musical guest mike posner. and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 436, ibiza! >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, hello, everybody. hi! [ cheers and applause ] that's what i'm talking about right there. that's what i'm talking about. hot crowd here in new york city tonight. [ cheers and applause ] hot show. welcome, everybody. welcome to "the tonight show."
this is it. you made it. [ cheers and applause ] this is fun. you're going to have a good time tonight. here's what everyone's talking about. i saw that trump tower in chicago was struck by lightning -- -- during the illinois primary -- [ light laughter ] -- which donald trump went on to win. yeah, nobody was hurt. while god was like, "crap, i missed." [ laughter ] [ applause ] that's right. trump tower in chicago was struck by lightning during the illinois primary. there were no injuries, but long story short, donald trump has switched bodies with an 11-year-old boy. [ laughter and applause ] it's fine. "we're having ice cream for breakfast." [ laughter ] speaking of trump, he recently said that if he becomes president he'll force apple to start making its products in the united states. it's great news for anyone who wants to pay $20,000 for an iphone. [ laughter ] [ applause ] good idea. and the president of cnn
rejected claims that the network has given donald trump too much attention, and said he feels no responsibility for the rise of donald trump. makes sense. just because someone mentions trump a lot on tv doesn't mean they're responsible for what he does if he's president. >> donald trump, donald trump, donald trump, donald trump, donald trump, donald trump, donald trump, donald trump. it's huuuuge! [ cheers ] >> jimmy: that's what my job is. >> steve: it's your job. >> jimmy: never know. and lindsey graham who is just fantastic right now. he has announced that he's supporting ted cruz since jeb bush is out of the race, and graham had a lot of good things to say about cruz -- kind of. check this out. >> i'm gonna be doing a a fundraiser with and for senator cruz. i think he's the best alternative to donald trump. he's certainly not my preference, senator cruz is not, but he's a reliable republican conservative with which i've had many differences with. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: "i think he's a real jerk and annoying and -- [ laughter ] -- it's a shame he was ever born.
and i just need a really giant frozen margarita right now." [ light laughter ] also claims ted cruz's new slogan, "ted cruz, all you got left." [ laughter ] there you go. [ applause ] not bad. >> steve: not bad slogan. >> jimmy: of course, march madness is in full swing. and yale pulled off a major upset in the first round yesterday by beating baylor. and after the game reporters tried to get one of the baylor players to explain how yale could have gotten more rebounds. listen to what he had to say. >> how does yale outrebound baylor? >> you go up and grab the ball off the rim when it comes off. [ laughter ] and then you grab it with two hands, and you come down with it. and that's considered a a rebound. [ laughter ] so they got more of those than we did. [ laughter ] [ applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: is that what happened? yeah, thanks, buddy. you know, the reporter's like, "i'm 45 years old. how am i still getting bullied?" [ laughter ] meanwhile, arizona was upset in
its game against wichita state. a lot of people were saying the coach for arizona was sweating a lot. take a look at this. wow. [ audience oohs ] wow. it looks like he dumped gatorade on himself. yeah. [ laughter ] he lost the game, but he did win the wet t-shirt contest. [ laughter and applause ] it's up there. >> steve: a very sheer shirt. >> jimmy: i hope everyone had a a great st. patrick's day yesterday. [ cheers and applause ] props to the nypd for doing a a great job, too, yesterday with the parade and everything. [ applause ] everybody, everyone involved with security. i mean, there's millions of people celebrating here in new york city. so that means it's time for safe plastic's day. where we send our writer arthur to the streets to see whether or not people notice that he's mispronouncing st. patrick's day. [ light laughter ] check this out. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ safe. plastic's day >> what have you been doing to celebrate st. plastic's day? >> i've been, you know, hanging out with friends, comining to
check out the city, check out the parade. >> what do you think is so special about shake rabbit's day? [ laughter ] >> i think it goes right -- all about family. oh, wait. >> what have you been doing so far to celebrate suede jacket's day? [ laughter ] >> having some cold ones. talking to this one right here. >> so far you've been having a a very fun shaved panda's day? [ laughter ] >> oh, absolutely, yeah. it's been a good day. >> are you having a good stank. mattress day? [ slurring ] >> i am having a good st. patrick's day. the last time i did this, i was 18. >> have you been doing any drinking to celebrate chris kirpatrick's day? >> a little bit, but not honestly too much. 'cause i got here kind of late. >> what is so special about praying mantis day? >> just everybody out, drinking, having a good time. >> do you have any plans for the rest of the night to celebrate whale bandit's day? >> go back to westchester and enjoy with all my friends. >> you seem like you really love spank sagot day. >> i love it, you know what i mean? >> i hope you continue to have a great lenny kravitz day. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> jimmy: there you go. yeah. [ cheers and applause ] happy lenny kravitz day to everybody. he's a good man. he deserved all this. you guys, sunday is the first day of spring. that's right. [ cheers ]
but meteorologists are forecasting a nor'easter for much of the east coast. this is true. including the possibility of a a foot of snow in boston and new york. [ audience oohs ] now, people -- yeah, we're already starting to think about easter, now they have to think about this nor'easter, and it could -- [ laughter ] -- easily get confusing. yeah. so -- so we thought we'd point out just a few of the differences so you know what's up. first, on easter, he is risen. on nor'easter, you are frozen. [ laughter ] >> steve: oh i see. >> jimmy: see the difference? >> steve: big difference, yeah. [ applause ] >> jimmy: next, easter signals the beginning of spring. nor'easter -- psych! [ laughter ] next, during easter, a giant bunny brings you a basket of candy. during nor'easter, a pissed off delivery guy brings you a bag of chinese food. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] "whatever it is, you better tip me, man. it's awful out there." next, easter celebrates the resurrection of jesus. nor'easter celebrates the resurrection of the shovel you thought you wouldn't need again for nine months. [ laughter and applause ]
"honey, where did we put that thing?" and finally on easter, you consider eating brunch with your family. in a nor'easter, you consider eating your family for brunch. [ laughter ] you do what you got to do. >> steve: donner, party of one. >> jimmy: you got to survive. >> steve: you got to survive. >> jimmy: you got to survive, man. >> steve: you got to live it up. >> jimmy: this is kind of crazy. police in pennsylvania recently caught a 78-year-old nun shoplifting coffee, soap, and snacks from the store. police were like, "sounds like someone's got a -- bad habit." [ laughter ] ♪ [ applause ] >> steve: wow. lot of production value in that one. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: "i'm cool." >> steve: yeah! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh. hey, this is not good here. bumblebee tuna has issued a a nationwide -- did i do it right? >> yeah. >> jimmy: he goes, "yeaaah!" he puts it on, right? then does he ever take it off?
or should i have put it on, said the thing, then ripped it off? can we do it again? not, wait, sorry, apologize. i'll just start the joke with them off. [ laughter ] >> steve: put a white flash of light. >> jimmy: normally, you can see the difference. >> steve: they don't even know. they got stuff to do tomorrow. >> jimmy: this is kind of crazy here. police in pennsylvania -- [ laughter ] hey, kids. [ laughter ] this is kind of crazy here. police in pennsylvania recently caught a 78-year-old nun shoplifting coffee, soap, and snacks from a store. police were like, "sounds like someone's got a -- -- bad habit" ♪ yeah! [ cheers and applause ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: the first one was -- i dunno. >> steve: they're both great.
>> jimmy: first one was better. i don't know. that's why he gets paid the big bucks. [ laughter ] guys, this isn't good here. bumblebee tuna fans, anyone? [ laughter ] bumblebee tuna has issued a a nationwide recall of over 30,000 cases of canned tuna due to spoilage concerns. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: yeah. in fact, the company's also released a statement to its customers. here's what it says -- "here at bumblebee tuna, our safety is -- your safety is our highest priority. so please pay attention to the following tips. if your tuna has a rotten taste or smells like sour garbage, that is completely normal tuna. [ laughter ] if you open a can of tuna and people around you say, "ugh, what is that?" or, "geez, again, greg?" don't worry, these are completely normal reactions to cans of tuna. [ laughter ] if your tuna does not look like something a cat ate and then threw back up, there may be something wrong with your tuna." [ laughter and applause ] three tips there to look out for and be careful. and they're not the only ones having trouble. i saw that maserati is
recalling almost 30,000 cars due to premature acceleration. [ laughter ] which makes sense since most guys who drive maseratis suffer from pretty much the same thing. we have a great show. give it up for the roots. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: oh, come on back. come on back again next week, everybody. monday, jake gyllenhaal will be here. [ cheers ] we love jake gyllenhaal. we've got something special planned with him. then later next week don cheadle, ice t, ben affleck and amy adams will all be joining us. [ cheers and applause ] plus, performances from iggy azalea, zayn and brett eldredge. [ cheers and applause ] big week. but first, we have a fantastic show tonight. we love it when this guy can pay us a visit here.
from the new play "dry powder," john krasinski is here. [ cheers and applause ] plus, she stars in the cbs show "supergirl," supergirl herself, melissa benoist is stopping by. [ cheers and applause ] and my man. this is my jam right now. we have music from mike posner, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] this is the jam right now. "i took a pill in ibiza." here's a tape of the -- of the thing. ♪ you don't want to be high like me never really know why like me ♪ ♪ you don't ever want to >> jimmy: you're -- feel free to dance when he comes out tonight. mike posner is in the house. [ cheers and applause ] "i took a pill in ibiza." guys, today is friday. that's usually when i catch up with some personal stuff. i check my inbox, return some emails, and of course send out thank you notes. i was running a bit behind today. [ cheers and applause ] but if you guys wouldn't mind, i'd just like to write out my
weekly thank you notes right now. is that cool? is that fine? can i write out my weekly thank you notes? [ applause ] james? james poysner, can i get, uh -- [ light laughter ] james posner, i'm sorry. james? could i get some thank you note writing music, please? ♪ james posner. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: mike posner's brother. [ laughter ] >> steve: is it really? ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, pope francis, for joining instagram, and being the one person who can rightfully caption his photos #blessed. [ laughter and applause ] the pope. >> steve: he's the pope, man. ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, "the bachelor" and kindergarten, for being the only two places you can fall in love with someone named lauren b. [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> steve: not good. >> jimmy: i have a crush.
>> steve: it's going to all be fine for those two. ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, crossword puzzles, for combining my o loves. games and feeling like an idiot. [ laughter and applause ] a four-letter word for food? food? >> steve: i don't know. i'm throwing it away. ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, john kasich, for winning your home state of ohio, which is basically like when your mom tells you that you're the most handsome boy in your class. [ laughter ] >> steve: "thanks, mom. oh, geez, mom. >> jimmy: thanks, mom. ♪ thank you, alfalfa sprouts, for showing me what the jolly green giant's bathroom floor looks like after a manscaping sesh. [ laughter ] >> steve: ho ho ho. yikes. ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, vagueness, for -- you know.
[ laughter ] [ applause ] ♪ thank you, ostriches, for being the sock puppets of the animal world. [ laughter ] ♪ thank you, office bathroom, for being one of the best ways to learn what shoes your co-workers wear. [ laughter ] there you guys have it right there. those are my thank you notes. we'll be right back with john krasinski. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ hey there, can i help you with anything? hey siri, what's at&t's latest offer? oh, i don't think that siri can... right now, switch to at&t for an iphone and get one free.
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♪ let's go ♪ hey, oh ♪ let's go [ beep ] ♪ they're piling in the backseat ♪ aah! ♪ they're generating steam heat ♪ ♪ pulsating to the back beat ♪ the blitzkrieg bop ♪ ♪ hey, oh, let's go ♪ shoot 'em in the back now ♪ what they want, i don't know ♪ they're all revved up and ready to go ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, we love our first guest. he starred on the long-running, very popular comedy series "the office" and in -- [ cheers and applause ] i mean, come on. also, in the recent critically
acclaimed film "13 hours." he's now making his stage debut in the hot new play called "dry powder", which is playing through may 1st at the public theater right here in new york city. please welcome john krasinski. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> woo! that dance move will be embarrassing when i watch that back. >> jimmy: yeah! >> yeah! that will be really upsetting to me. >> jimmy: that's good ol' me. yeah. >> i thought you were going to show a clip from the play. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: turns out it's impossible, yeah. 'cause it's a play. [ light laughter ] >> how are you? >> jimmy: great. fantas -- you look sharp, you look great. >> thank you. thank you.
>> jimmy: i haven't seen you since you gave the gift that is the biggest gift that anyone's really given us here, lip sync battle. >> yes. >> jimmy: that is your -- [ cheers ] >> yes, exactly. >> jimmy: your idea. >> well -- >> jimmy: you and stephen merchant. >> yes, yes. and we did it here. but then, you know, you had a a whole lot to do with this next iteration of taking over the world. >> jimmy: no. i mean, good gosh. but thank you for that idea. >> of course. >> jimmy: and congrats and everything like that. but even bigger news, you and your wife are expecting your second baby. >> yes. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ thank you. >> jimmy: congratulations. >> thank you. >> jimmy: are you excited? >> i mean, i think lip sync's bigger, but -- yeah, i mean. >> jimmy: we'll leave the lip sync, but we'll cut out the baby stuff. no, but i mean, come on. >> thank you very much. i'm so excited. >> jimmy: are you nervous, are you freaking out, are you excited? >> no, i'm so excited. you know, we're really excited to have number two, because i feel like now we have, like, a a band. we have like a squad. >> jimmy: yeah. >> instead of just two people staring at a little thing. we're going to have like a a crew. you know, we're going to have a a real good jai alai team one of these days. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: a jai alai team. yeah.
and baby's excited, too? the two-year old? >> yeah, we're breaking that in slowly. >> jimmy: yeah. >> emily was like, "we're going to have a baby. and this is the baby." and she looked right at her stomach and went, "nope." [ laughter ] that's what she said. with a "p." i'd never heard her say "nope" before. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, it's interesting -- >> she's like, "no." >> jimmy: second one comes, baby's like, "okay, that's pretty cool." after, like, a couple weeks, like, "we're keeping this?" [ light laughter ] "not like a doll? we're playing with this for a a long time." >> she's like, "i've been looking for a receipt. there's a gift receipt here somewhere." >> jimmy: congrats on this. you're -- >> thank you very much. >> jimmy: over here. "dry powder." >> yeah. >> jimmy: i follow you on instagram and i saw this instagram you put. my first public theater performance is tonight. i'm not nervous. do i look nervous? [ laughter ] yeah, you do look nervous. >> yeah, that's just a a perpetual terrified look that i have doing this play. turns out theater is very real and very hard. i never -- i've been a big fan of theater for a long, long
time. >> jimmy: me too. >> admire all people who do it. >> jimmy: you do. >> and then you actually step up to the plate and you're like, "this is so scary." >> jimmy: it's terrifying. it's unbelievable. i don't know how you do it. how many performances a week? >> we're doing eight performances a week. >> jimmy: wow. >> yep, we have five performances this weekend. >> jimmy: do you have one tonight, too? >> yeah, got one tonight. yeah. but i'm taken care of by the greatest people. first of all, it's the public theater in new york, which i think is one of the greatest theaters around. >> jimmy: please, absolutely. [ cheers and applause ] >> and i'm so lucky to be doing a play that is this good. it's written by this incredibly talented gal named sarah burgess. >> jimmy: would i know her from anything? >> no, because this is her first produced play. >> jimmy: oh, really? >> and she's knocking it out of the park. yeah. >> jimmy: really? >> incredible, yeah. and then the director is a guy who has had no success. his name's tommy kail. and he directed a little thing called "hamilton." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: what a loser. >> so one of these days he's going to step it up. and i think it's this one. >> jimmy: that's claire danes, right? >> yes. claire danes, hank azaria -- >> jimmy: hank azaria. >> yep. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. it's super fun. what drew you to the project? just that it's -- >> i never signed on to anything in 24 hours.
i was shooting "13 hours" in malta, and i got this script sent to me. and they said, "here's a new play." i think it's one of the best things i've ever read. so, i read it cover to cover, literally finished, called my agent, said "i'll do it. no matter when they're doing it, i'll do it." >> jimmy: when you do the play -- i was so afraid of doing one. >> yeah. me, too. >> jimmy: because you always hear those stories. like, oh, i went out like the lights didn't turn on or someone dropped a line or i forgot to read -- >> oh, yeah, you have nightmares every night about what could happen. one of my biggest nightmares i got to have come true. [ light laughter ] about two nights ago -- >> jimmy: we like to make dreams come true for you, buddy. >> about two nights ago, i walked out. i was doing the play. felt really good. felt like i had a lot of good chatter in the audience. we're doing it in the round. so everybody is right there. you're just doing the play to people all around. everybody was laughing, talking to each other. i was like, "i'm killing it." find out, nope, my fly was open the whole time. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> yeah, that's awesome. that's so confidence building.
in the middle of a monologue, being like, "you know the thing is" -- oh, okay. one second. and my favorite part was hank azaria, who is incredible, happened to go up on his line, which means he forgot a line. he was very upset about it, which happens to everybody. and he was very upset about it and then he looked directly at my crotch and in his head he said i said, "well, at least that's not happening to me." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: what a help. yeah, thanks for that, buddy. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. perfect. and he's like, "no, that's an actor's nightmare." i was like, "i get it, man, it was awful." >> jimmy: do cell phones go off? do people unwrap the candy? 'cause i remember, my mom, i took her to every premiere. all of a sudden you hear -- like a big scene and all of a a sudden you hear, like -- [ crinkling paper ] please, that's not my mom. it's not my mom. and i look over, it's my mom with this tiny -- i go, "will you stop it?" >> that sounded like a a whatchamacallit. that's was a big wrapper. >> jimmy: all her candies are paper -- >> they're wrapped in newspaper. >> jimmy: yes, yes. >> i did. i had -- i was really nervous about getting distracted and also, like, breaking, you know, laughing on stage, because i'm
a big laugher. >> jimmy: i wouldn't know what that's like. >> no, no, not at all. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: no idea. >> i'm a nonprofessional is what i am. no, i had stepped on stage, was doing the first scene with claire and hank. and a gentleman expelled air. [ laughter ] and in a way, that was definitely something i thought i would laugh at. and instead it was so long. [ laughter ] i'm not kidding. it went on and on and on. and i think people were being really polite the first third of it. [ laughter ] they were like, "oh, man, that guy just didn't get to the bathroom quick enough." then by the second third and the third third -- and i will say, i don't usually speak like this. but finally a woman in the front row just went, "you've got to be [ bleep ] kidding me!" [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: well, it's new york. >> it was new york. >> jimmy: it was new york. >> those aren't my words. >> jimmy: you got to expect that. >> no, no, no. >> jimmy: but it's a giant hit. it's been extended to may 1st.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey, everybody, welcome back. we're hanging out with everybody's favorite, john krasinski right here. [ cheers and applause ] through may 1st he's at the public theater in the play "dry powder." now john, i want to keep the interview going, but let's spe up the conversation with a little word sneak. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ word sneak word sneak ♪ >> jimmy: all right, now here's how it's going to work. we'll each get cards with random words written on them. our goal is to work those words into the conversation as casually and seamlessly as possible. >> podiatrist. >> jimmy: no, no, no, you can't just -- [ laughter ] >> not yet. >> jimmy: there are your cards. now, i have my cards. let's let the word sneak begin. >> okay. >> jimmy: hey, buddy, are you excited about march madness? >> oh, i love march madness. yeah. you know, what's funny is i had a friend who actually picked all the winners based on which mascot he thought would kick ass the most. so this year, i don't know whether the michigan wolverines. i don't know, but i think they just lost, but it's either the wolverines or the hawks or the
stegosauruses. [ ding ] i don't know who is going to win. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> i hope they go all the way. the stegs. we call them stegs. >> jimmy: can i -- can i -- [ laughter ] can i get personal? >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: you take a shower, right or you -- you bathe? >> i hope so. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: do you shower or bathe? >> i do both. a little bit of both. >> jimmy: at the same time? >> i shathe. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you shathe? >> yeah, shathe. >> jimmy: and then when you shathe, do you -- do you -- do you have to use soap? >> yeah, soap or, you know, different mud oils. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i -- >> i'm not gonna make this easier for you. >> jimmy: just straight -- just straight hand to skin, to skin to skin and rub it around. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: or do you use a a towel? >> um -- >> jimmy: do you use a loofah? [ ding ] [ laughter ] >> that was good. that was good. go stegs! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: go stegs. >> no, i do. >> jimmy: you do use a loofah? >> yeah. >> jimmy: you do. >> no, i've never used a a loofah. >> jimmy: no. i have. >> no, you know, because a a loofah's for cleansing,
right? for getting -- you know, getting yourself clear of things and, you know, i think -- [ laughter ] for me prune juice just does that the best. [ ding ] [ laughter ] that does the trick for me. [ cheers and applause ] it gets all -- it gets everything out. >> jimmy: gets everything out. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: all the bits and bobs and nuts and bolts and fruity pebbles and things. [ ding ] [ laughter and applause ] >> can't get it all. >> jimmy: i know. yeah, yeah, yeah. no, i've heard that. i've heard that. that's written in a lot of -- >> yeah, but when you're in the shower and stuff, the hair is really difficult. [ laughter ] hair's a difficult thing, you know, because -- >> jimmy: is this from your stand-up? [ laughter ] >> guys, i got a type five over here for you. >> jimmy: when you're in the shower, hair is a difficult thing. >> hair's a difficult thing, you know, because this is a new haircut. last week i'm sure you know i was sporting pigtails for a a while. [ ding ] but this -- but i prefer the shorter cut. >> jimmy: did you have the pigtails on porpoise or do you have -- [ ding ] [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: or by mistake -- or by mistake. just by mistake? no, you planned on it. you planned on having it. it was for the role or something. >> yeah, it was for the role.
>> jimmy: you do a lot -- you do a lot for the role. you're a method actor. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. i mean, look. i mean, you know, i've been a a fan of the game for a long time. [ light laughter ] i've been watching tv for my whole life, you know. whether it's "all in the family," "perfect strangers." i mean, jim was based on balki bartokomous. [ ding ] [ laughter and applause ] yeah, i didn't even say that. >> jimmy: jim was balki bartokomous. he was based on that? >> yeah, yeah. i based everything i did on balki bart. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: how about your -- one of your film stuff? when you did movies and things like that. i've seen you in a bunch of films. >> yeah. >> jimmy: what was your favorite role? >> one of my favorite roles? >> jimmy: one without you in that, yeah, cause it's "13 hours." >> yeah. >> jimmy: that was great. >> i just got a new job this week, actually. i'm excited. >> jimmy: i know, "chipmunks ii the squeakquel." [ ding ] [ laughter and applause ] congratulations. >> no. >> jimmy: sounds like fun. >> no, sadly, i lost out on that one. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh, sorry. >> no, i got my second choice, which was popcorn shrimp. which was something -- [ ding ] [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: i think in this movie you see you're dinghy.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest plays the title character on the new cbs show "supergirl" which airs mondays at 8:00 p.m. please give a warm welcome to the lovely melissa benoist, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: melissa benoist right there. that's a way to make an entrance. [ cheers and applause ] that's my dance move. >> the limp dance.
>> jimmy: i just limp -- i limp -- i limp whatever it is, i limp out of the room when music starts playing. yeah, i'm not a dancer. yeah, so i kind of pretend i'm hurt and i just limp off. [ laughter ] we were talking, i've never met you before, but we were talking backstage and i found out you're kind of a little bit accident prone. >> a little bit. >> jimmy: just a little bit. >> kind of, but i've always been that way my entire life. >> jimmy: somewhere between me and jennifer lawrence. [ laughter ] your in there somewhere. yeah. but you -- but you fell a a couple times. some serious spills here in new york city. >> yeah. it was the first -- i went to college here. it was my first semester. and i was learning how to ride a bike for the first time. >> jimmy: in new york city? no, no, no, no, no. oh, man. >> it was not a great idea. >> jimmy: yeah, it's happening. >> and i'd already fallen a few times, like kind of pinball machined through box trucks and parked cars. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. this is so scary. >> but this time i got hit by a a gypsy cab. >> jimmy: uh-huh. >> he backed into me. i flew over the handlebars and like dragged on the pavement on my face. i know. [ laughter ]
>> jimmy: please stop. >> and, like, had a huge gash here. and i was totally coherent, like no concussion or anything, but all i remember is laying in the middle of second avenue and 68th street screaming profanities at this poor man who hit me. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you realize here, this is my living. this is my living right here. [ laughter ] one day i'm gonna be supergirl. you don't know who you messed with. i will throw your car. >> like ahh. >> jimmy: yes i'm supergirl. [ laughter ] and then right before you got "supergirl," is this true, right as you're screen testing for it, you like -- >> the day after i got the part. >> jimmy: you are fighting your dog. you fought a dog or something. >> no, no. i sacrificed myself for my dog. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: explain, how big is the dog? >> she's five pounds. she's this -- >> jimmy: tiny, all right, tiny. this little dog did what to you? >> she was running up to me to, like, love me because she loves me. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's what dogs do, yes. >> and i was going down steps and i slipped and fell and hit my eye on a potted plant. and tore my iris. my whole fa -- i looked like
squirt from "finding nemo." [ audience oohs ] and it was crazy so gnarly looking. >> jimmy: oh my goodness. i'm so sorry. >> and my -- for a long time -- it still kind of is that way, but for a long time, this pupil was eight times bigger than this one. like it took up my entire iris. >> jimmy: oh my gosh. >> crazy looking. >> jimmy: did it give you really superpower? could you see through things? [ laughter ] how would they make like a see through -- or maybe like you explode a potted plants in this season. you have -- >> only potted plants, though. >> jimmy: terra-cotta everywhere. yeah. absolutely, yeah. [ laughter ] >> that stuff's sharp. >> jimmy: but clearly it worked out for you. and obviously i'm so happy it did because you're just killing it at "supergirl." so good. people love it. i see you everywhere. i see you on billboards. i saw you were a clue on "jeopardy!" i mean, how exciting is that? >> that's pretty awesome. >> jimmy: that's -- that's when i really -- that's when i must you go, oh, i made it. like, oh my god. i love "jeopardy!," i love "wheel of fortune." >> i love "jeopardy!" alex trebek.
>> jimmy: yeah, i mean oh my gosh. oh come on. so you come on, you're like, "i did it. i made it. i did it," it's so cool. i mean, are you excited? i mean, it's got to be big. >> i -- it's so weird, it's so cool. >> jimmy: that's good. well it's fun. i was watching -- watching a a bunch of interviews that you're doing. and they were like, oh, if you had superpowers, if you had one what would it be? and i go, i'm not gonna ask you that because i know that supergirl has a talent. and this is a talent that is very important when you're fighting crime. it's a talent of cup stacking. [ laughter ] now, do you want to come back here and just explain to me what cup stacking actually is and i'll show you how good i am at it. >> right. so do you guys remember that? [ cheers and applause ] yeah, like, it was from -- we did this when i was in pe elementary school for two months. we had like a whole unit on cup stacking. >> jimmy: oh really? >> and i'm really great at it. >> jimmy: what -- what is -- what -- really? they taught this at school? >> yeah. the whole unit -- >> jimmy: not my school at all. >> between folk dancing and -- >> jimmy: stack -- stacking cups. >> twirling. yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, well, you got an interesting school. >> i think it's called sports
stacking now. okay. i have to teach you now, right? >> jimmy: yeah, sure. what do i do here? >> to make a pyramid. you have four on the bottom. >> jimmy: four on the bottom, yeah. >> and you're trying to go for speed and formation and, oh, no. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yep. >> so then you want to, like -- once you have them in the pyramid. >> jimmy: yep. [ laughter ] i went to a different school. [ laughter ] all right. there you go. that's something, right? >> they're there. now you want to -- >> jimmy: four on the bottom. >> you want to slide them down and stack them -- >> jimmy: yeah, look at that. now what do we want to do? >> into one. you want to get them back into one column. >> jimmy: yep. >> faster. >> jimmy: there you go. yep. and there you go there and -- c minus? something like that? [ cheers and applause ] ♪ you're very, very nice. you just show me what it kind of should look like. >> all right. i'm not as fast. i'm not as fast as they are. i like the music, too. so like -- [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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the all-new double jack. it's a history-making burger. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, everybody is talking about this song. everybody is talking about this guy. our next guest will release his second album "at night, alone" on may 6th. and celebrating his huge global hit "i took a pill in ibiza." he's here with a little help from the roots. here's mike posner! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i took a pill in ibiza to show avicii i was cool and when i finally got sober felt 10 years older ♪ ♪ oh screw it it was something to do ♪ ♪ i'm living out in l.a. i drive a sports car just to prove ♪ ♪ i'm a real big baller made a million dollars spent it on
girls and shoes ♪ ♪ but you don't wanna be high like me never really knowing why like me ♪ ♪ you don't ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be all alone ♪ ♪ you don't wanna ride the bus like this never knowing who to trust like this ♪ ♪ you don't wanna be stuck up on that stage singing stuck up on that stage singing ♪ ♪ all i know are sad songs sad song ♪ >> c'mon, sing it. ♪ all i know are sad songs sad songs ♪ >> new york! ♪ ♪ ♪ i'm just a singer
who already blew his shot i get along with old timers ♪ ♪ my name's a reminder of a pop song people forgot ♪ ♪ and i can't keep a girl nope 'cause as soon as the sun comes up ♪ ♪ i cut 'em all loose work's my excuse but the truth is i can't open up ♪ ♪ you don't wanna be high like me never really knowing why like me ♪ ♪ you don't ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be all alone ♪ ♪ you don't wanna ride the bus like this never knowing who to trust like this ♪ ♪ you don't wanna be stuck up on that stage singing stuck up on this stage singing ♪ ♪ all i know are sad songs sad songs ♪ ♪ darling, all i know are sad songs sad songs ♪ >> let's go! ♪
♪ ♪ i took a plane to my home town i brought my pride and my guitar ♪ ♪ well, my friends are all gone but there's manicured lawns and the people still think i'm a star ♪ ♪ i walked around downtown i met some fans on lafayette they said, mike, tell us how to make it ♪ ♪ we're getting real impatient i looked 'em in the eyes and said ♪ ♪ you don't wanna be high like me never really knowing why like me ♪ ♪ you don't ever wanna step off that roller coaster and be all alone ♪ ♪ you don't wanna
ride the bus like this never knowing who to trust like this ♪ ♪ you don't wanna be stuck up on that stage singing stuck up on this stage singing ♪ ♪ all i know are sad songs sad songs ♪ ♪ darling, all i know are sad songs sad songs ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: come on brother. mike posner! [ cheers and applause ] mike posner! catch him at the fonda theater in l.a. on april 12th. we'll be right back, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to john krasinski! melissa benoist! mike posner right there! [ cheers and applause ] come on, the best. and the roots behind me. you ever heard of those guys? they're the roots. [ cheers and applause ] thanks, guys. stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a great weekend. hope to see you next week. bye-bye, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- tina fey. star of "grandfathered," actor john stamos. from "saturday night live," comedian jay pharoah. featuring the 8g band with patrick carney. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers! >> seth: good evening, everybody. i'm seth meyers, this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that is great to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. former nominee mitt romney gave a speech today to try to stop donald trump from securing the republican nomination. and in a related story, a japaneseol